Banazîr the Jedi Hobbit (banazir) wrote,
Banazîr the Jedi Hobbit

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Wikis, TikiWikis, and WikiPads

We tronkies have a way with words, don't we?
I imagine that if the Eldar at Cuivienen were tronkies, we'd still be wibbling like NetTalk while it was being trained.

Anyhow, as I mentioned on 06 Nov 2003, my students have put up this Wiki (a web service-based online database) for GECKIES, the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation K-State Investigation and Experimentation Studio. It's a TikiWiki, i.e., it's implemented using the open-source groupware tool Tiki.

Now hfx_ben brings us word of the wikidPad:

wikidPad is a Wiki-like notebook for storing your thoughts, ideas, todo lists, contacts, or anything else you can think of to write down.

What makes wikidPad different from other notepad applications is the ease with which you can cross-link your information. Links in a wiki are created by typing in WikiWords. A WikiWord is any mixed case word typed into the editor. TodoList or JohnDoe are example WikiWords. The term wiki means "quick" in Hawaiian, and wikis are all about quickly linking your information together. Wikis are not a new concept, in fact there are many web based wiki servers available.


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